This episode is a follow up of sorts to our 200th episode.

After wrapping up 5 Minute Pitch semis, my co-judges Scott Voelker, Steve Chou, Greg Mercier and I had some time to talk a bit about ecommerce while out for dinner here in San Diego.

But it’s not the usual shop talk that you’d expect. For one, Scott initiated a speed round and dropped this thought-provoking question.

“What you would do right now with all the information that you know, everything that you’ve gained, but you only have 5,000 dollars to start your new business?”

Unsurprisingly, each one of us had a different answer to this. I’d start a blog and get into affiliate marketing. Greg would invent a product or improve upon an existing one. Steve (who doesn’t need the $5,000) would join an online forum, become an authority figure and use that influence as a launchpad to having his own paid courses and webinars. Finally, Scott would build an audience by creating content that would target a specific or niche market.

These discussions are really something that I look forward to. Being able to bounce ideas of three of my best buddies in the industry, each one successful in his own right is always a treat. That being said, these talks bring about insights that could be useful to any up and coming entrepreneur.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we had fun recording it.

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Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.